Imperial College Healthcare asks for input into redevelopment plans
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is calling for staff, patients and local people to come together and help grow its understanding of what its hospitals of the future need to offer, starting with St Mary’s but including all of its sites ultimately.
In 2019, the Trust launched a major programme to redevelop and refurbish its ageing hospitals so that it can continue to provide the best possible care for patients and communities and continue a long legacy of research, innovation and safety. In February 2020, the Trust was awarded £5m of seed funding as part of its inclusion in the Government’s Health Infrastructure Plan. Patient and community involvement is a hugely important first step in this planning.
With its lay partners, the Trust has produced an involvement charter that sets out principles for engagement and co-design in redevelopment. As part of this approach, the Trust is working with research and involvement experts, Kaleidoscope, to run a series of virtual workshops and a survey to gather opinions, views and suggestions from July to September 2020.
Staff, patients, carers, visitors, health and care partners, local residents and workers, schools, community groups and many others can start getting involved now by taking a few minutes to fill in an online survey or signing up to take part in a virtual workshop.
Director of redevelopment Matthew Tulley said: “We want as many of our staff, patients, partners and local community as possible to shape our redevelopment with us to ensure that we design, build and run facilities that are truly user focused. We want to know how you would like to access services, what the hospitals should look and feel like and how we can make our hospitals a real asset for the community.”
There will be many more ways to get involved as plans progress. For more information, visit the redevelopment section of the Imperial College Healthcare website and to stay up to date with redevelopment plans and opportunities to get involved, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the redevelopment project, please take a look at the following pages:
- Why - and how - we plan to redevelop - Find out why the redevelopment is so important and the benefits it will bring
- Plans for St Mary’s - Find out more about how the hospital will be fully rebuilt as a major acute and specialist hospital
- Plans for Western Eye - Find out how we are exploring incorporating the hospital into one of our redeveloped sites